L'Italiana in Algieri   in Vermont!

Andy debuts with The Opera Company of Middlebury as Haly in their production of The Italian Girl in Algiers. Performances May 30, June 1, 5, 7

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The Mikado  in Providence!

Andy returns to his signature role of Ko-Ko in The Mikado with Opera Providence this summer. Performances August 8, 9, 10, 13

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Bio about Andy

Andy

Highly praised by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for his "rich voice", Andy Papas is a professional opera singer based in Boston, and makes debuts this season with Opera Providence and The Reagle Music Theatre. In Providence, Andy performs the Major General in the The Pirates of Penzance, a signature role. With Reagle, Andy makes his professional Musical Theatre debut as Avram in Fiddler on the Roof. Additionally, he returns to Opera for the Young as Dr. Bartolo in The Barber of Seville in their 2014 Tour.

2012-2013 was a busy season for Andy, with performances in both the Midwest and New England. Most recently, Andy was seen as the Tsar in the world premiere of Polina Nazaykinskaya's The Magic Mirror with Juventas New Music Ensemble at the Calderwood Paviliion. In April, he joined the chorus of Boston Lyric Opera in their acclaimed production of Der Fliegende Holländer at the Shubert Theatre. In April 2012, Andy was Schaunard in La Bohème with Boston Opera Collaborative, in his hometown debut.

In February 2013, Andy sang a concert of Operetta and Musical Theater favorites as part of the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation's Concert Series. Prior to that, he performed the role of the Father (Pandolfe) in Cinderella (Cendrillon) with Opera for the Young. With Cinderella, Andy toured to 65 schools in four states, in the debut season of the show.

In November 2012, Andy charmed New Hampshire audiences as Ko-Ko in The Mikado with Raylynmor Opera. Also in November, Andy returned to St. Louis to perform in the 2013 Benefit Gala with Union Avenue Opera. He was last seen at Union Avenue Opera in 2011 as Pong in Turandot, under the baton of Maestro Scott Schoonover. Praised by the St. Louis press for a delightfully comedic performance, Andy also sang with Union Avenue as the Major General in The Pirates of Penzance in 2010.

In the spring of 2011, Andy joined Opera for the Young as both the Major General & The Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance, touring to over 50 venues throughout the Midwest. Opera for the Young is a unique opera company that incorporates children into the performance at each school. The cast of Opera for the Young teaches a new group of children at each school to be the onstage chorus, encouraging appreciation for opera in a truly hands-on approach. Andy also performed both the Father & Witch in OFY's original adaptation of Humperdinck's Hansel & Gretel in 2012.

Andy was a 2011 Emerging Artist with the St. Petersburg Opera, performing Marullo in Rigoletto, Schaunard in scenes from La Bohème, and Uncle Yakusíde in Madama Butterfly. Additionally, he covered the role of Sharpless in Madama Butterfly and performed the role in several performances throughout the Tampa Bay Area. While at SPO, Andy coached with acclaimed Soprano Stella Zambalis, and Maestro Mark Sforzini.

In the summer of 2009, Andy was a young artist at Opera New Jersey, covering the role of Ko-Ko in The Mikado. He was seen in concerts throughout Princeton, NJ, performing opera and musical theater scenes as well as his original rendition of "I've got a little list".

Andy completed his Master of Music degree in Voice Performance at the University of Houston in 2009. While at UH, Andy was seen as Uncle John in the Houston premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon's The Grapes of Wrath, Le Mari in Les Mamelles de Tiresias, Jupiter in Orpheus in the Underworld and Snooks Brenner (Father of the Bride) in William Bolcom's A Wedding, all under the direction of Buck Ross. In Houston, he was also seen as the title role in Gianni Schicchi, as soloist with the Houston Ballet II, and in outreach performances of The Refuge with Houston Grand Opera. In addition, Andy collaborated with celebrated musicologist Howard Pollack, performing Junior Mister in Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle will Rock. Prior to attending UH, Andy made his professional debut as an Apprentice Artist with Lyric Opera Cleveland in 2006. He performed the role of Redwood Son in the World Premiere of Randall Eng's Florida, and Samuel in The Pirates of Penzance.

Andy received his Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from the University of Michigan in 2007, performing in both Musical Theater and Opera. Musical Theater role credits at UM include Charlemagne (Pippin), Old Man Strong (Urinetown), and Smokey (Damn Yankees). He studied with Freda Herseth, and coached with acclaimed composer & performer duo William Bolcom and Joan Morris.

Andy was born and raised in the Boston area, and started playing both piano and trumpet at the age of 8. He performed leading roles in musicals and plays, and was Drum Major of the Winchester HS Marching Band. In his free time, Andy enjoys skiing, traveling, and the foodie life, and owes thanks to his family, friends, and partner Chris for their love and support.

Scheduleupcoming engagements

Winter 2014

Midwestern Tour

The Barber of Seville (Dr. Bartolo)

Opera for the Young

March 14, 16, 19, 21, 23

Boston Lyric Opera

Rigoletto (Chorus)

Boston Lyric Opera

May 30 June 1, 5, 7 2014

Middlebury, VT

L'Italiana in Algieri (Haly)

Opera Company of Middlebury

August 8, 9, 10, 13 2014

Providence, RI

The Mikado (Ko-Ko)

Opera Providence

October 10, 18 2014

Worcester, MA & Woonsocket, RI

The Pirates of Penzance (Major General)

Opera Providence

Recent Events

November 2013

Winchester, MA

Featured Soloist

Winchester Unitarian Society Concert Series

September 2013

Chelmsford, MA

Cantorial Soloist, High Holidays

Congregation Shalom

August 2013

New York City, NY

The Magic Mirror (Tsar)

Juventas New Music Ensemble (NYC Fringe Festival)

July 2013

Waltham, MA

Fiddler on the Roof (Avram)

Reagle Music Theatre

June 2013

Providence, RI

The Pirates of Penzance (Major General)

Opera Providence

April 2013

Boston, MA

Der Fliegende Holländer (Ensemble)

Boston Lyric Opera

February 2013

Indianapolis, IN

From Bohème to Broadway

Concert of Musical Theater & Opera Favorites

Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation

November 2012

Keene, NH

The Mikado (Ko-Ko)

Raylynmor Opera

Photosup close and personal

Résuméprevious roles

OperaRoleCompanyYear
The MikadoKo-KoOpera Providence2014
L'Italiana in AlgieriHalyOpera Company of Middlebury2014
The Barber of SevilleDoctor BartoloOpera for the Young2014
The Pirates of PenzanceMajor GeneralOpera Providence2013
The Magic Mirror (World Premiere)TsarJuventas Opera2013
CendrillonPandolfeOpera for the Young2013
La BohémeSchaunardBoston Opera Collaborative2012
The MikadoKo-KoRaylynmor Opera2012
Hansel and GretelFatherOpera for the Young2012
Dido and AeneasAeneasJLTS Opera2012
TurandotPongUnion Avenue Opera2011
Madama ButterflySharplessº, YakusídeSt. Petersburg Opera2011
RigolettoMarulloSt. Petersburg Opera2011
The Pirates of PenzanceMajor GeneralUnion Avenue Opera2010
The Pirates of PenzanceMajor General/Pirate KingOpera for the Young2010
The MikadoKo-KoºOpera New Jersey2009
The Grapes of WrathUncle JohnUniversity of Houston2009
Don GiovanniMasettoArbor Opera Theater2008
Gianni SchicchiGianni SchicchiCypress-Fairbanks Opera2008
Le Nozze di FigaroCount AlmavivaHalifax Summer Opera2008
Orpheus in the UnderworldJupiterUniversity of Houston2008
A WeddingSnooksUniversity of Houston2008
The Saint of Bleecker StreetSalvatoreUniversity of Houston2008
Les Mamelles de TiresiasLe MariUniversity of Houston2007
La TraviataMarquisArbor Opera Theater2007
Florida (World Premiere)Redwood SonOpera Cleveland2006
The Pirates of PenzancePirate Kingº, SamuelOpera Cleveland2006
Musical Theatre
Fiddler on the RoofAvram the BooksellerReagle Music Theatre2013*
The Cradle Will RockJunior MisterUniversity of Houston2009
Urinetown: The MusicalOld Man Strong/EnsembleUniversity of Michigan2006
PippinCharlemagneUniversity of Michigan2005
Damn YankeesSmokeyUniversity of Michigan2003
Partial Roles
Il Barbiere di SivigliaFigaroOpera New Jersey2009
Don PasqualeMalatestaOpera New Jersey2009
Le Nozze di FigaroFigaroUniversity of Michigan2007
Concert
Ulysses (World Premiere)Leopold BloomRoger Rudenstein Recordings2011
Brahms Liebeslieder WaltzesBaritone (Solo Quartet)Houston Ballet II2008
The Refuge: MexicoBaritone SoloistHouston Grand Opera Outreach2007
Petite Messe SolennelleBaritone SoloistUniversity of Houston2007
Young Artist Programs
St. Petersburg OperaEmerging ArtistSt. Petersburg, FL2011
Opera New JerseyStudio ArtistPrinceton, NJ2009
Halifax Summer Opera WorkshopScholarship ArtistHalifax, NS2008
Opera ClevelandApprentice ArtistCleveland, OH2006
Education
University of HoustonM.M. - Voice PerformanceHouston, TX2009
University of MichiganB.M. - Voice PerformanceAnn Arbor, MI2007
ConductorsVocal CoachesStage DirectorsVoice Teachers
Scott SchoonoverKeith ChambersBuck RossBraeden Harris
Peter JacobyLucy ArnerMark MeierJoseph Evans
Charles HausmannJeffrey SykesDiane Garton EdieFreda Herseth
Mark SforziniStella ZambalisDean Anthony

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ComposerPieceRole
AdamsNixonChou En-lai*
BizetCarmenDancaï re
BlitzsteinThe Cradle Will RockJunior Mister
BockFiddler on the RoofTevye*/Avram
BolcomA WeddingSnooks
ChingMidsummer Night's DreamNick Bottom
DonizettiDon PasqualeMalatesta
GordonGrapes of WrathUncle John
HolmesDrood!Chairman
HollmanUrinetownOld Man Strong
HumperdinckHansel & GretelFather
LeharThe Merry WidowBaron Zeta*
MassenetCendrillonPandolfe
MenottiThe Saint of Bleecker StreetSalvatore
MozartThe Marriage of FigaroIl Conte Almaviva/Figaro*
Don GiovanniMasetto
The ImpresarioFrank*
The Magic FlutePapageno*
MussorgskyBoris GodunovRangoni*
OffenbachOrpheus in the UnderworldJupiter
La PéricholeDon Andrès*
PoulencLes Mamelles de TiresiasLe Mari/Le Gendarme*
ProkovievWar and PeaceNapoleon*
PucciniLa BohèmeSchaunard/Marcello*
Madame ButterflySharpless/Yakuside
TurandotPong/Ping*
Gianni SchicchiGianni Schicchi
Ross/AdlerDamn YankeesSmokey
RossiniIl Turco in ItaliaProsdocimo*
The Barber of SevilleFigaro*/Bartolo*
La CenerentolaDandini*
L'Italiana in AlgieriTaddeo*
SchwartzPippinCharlemagne
SondheimInto the WoodsWolf*
J. StraussDie FledermausDr. Falke*
SullivanThe MikadoKo-ko
The Pirates of PenzanceMajor General/Pirate King/Samuel
IolantheLord Chancellor*
Yeoman of the GuardThe Joker*
VerdiTraviataMarquis D'obigny
RigolettoMarullo
WeillThe Threepenny OperaPeachum*
Concert Repertoire
HaydnThe Seasons
The Creation
MozartRequiem
OrffCarmina Burana*
RossiniPetite Messe Solennelle

* Suggested Roles

Audiotake a listen

Modern Major General

from The Pirates of Penzance

November 2012
Rehearsal with The Union Avenue Opera Orchestra

Letter Scene (Ora a noi)

from Madama Butterfly

May 2011
with Corinna Quilliam and the St. Pete Opera Orchestra

Johanna

from Sweeney Todd

February 2013
Pianist: Sandy Baetzhold

If I Were a Rich Man

from Fiddler on the Roof

February 2013
Pianist: Sandy Baetzhold

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